Thursday, 12 September 2013

London Welsh Literature Festival From Wales, Bloomsbury And Beyond 3rd to 5th October 2013

Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th October
London Welsh Centre,
157-163 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8UE

This October, Literature Wales will catch the London train to the London Welsh Centre, where the inaugural London Welsh Literature festival will be held. As the hub for promoting social and cultural activity within the Welsh community in London, the Centre will host the very best of Welsh writing across three days in the heart of the city.

As the festival take place during the week of National Poetry Day, they’ll be sending both their Young People’s Laureate for Wales, Martin Daws, and Bardd Plant Cymru, Aneirin Karadog to the centre to meet with school children for a poetry and performance workshop. Both laureates will also join up with poets Joe Dunthorne, Rufus Mufasa and Molly Naylor on the Saturday for an afternoon of quick-paced, punchy performances.

As a preview of Wales-wide and world celebrations of the centenary of Dylan Thomas in 2014, the festival will host an event with Thomas’ granddaughter and honourable Patron of DT100 Hannah Ellis. She’ll be joined by leading Welsh poet and novelist Owen Sheers for this Saturday evening event.

Other highlights of the festival will include a discussion on Welsh identity with this year’s National Eisteddfod Crown winner and former Londoner Ifor ap Glyn, journalist and author Jasper Rees and writer Peter Daniels; a conversation with BBC News presenter Huw Edwards; music from acclaimed string quartet The Kane Players; and an evening to remember the Senghenydd Mining Disaster featuring Boyd Clack.

Click here to read more on this story on the Literature Wales website.

To book tickets for events taking place on Saturday 5th October call 0207 837 3722.

The London Welsh Literature Festival is organised by the London Welsh Centre in partnership with Literature Wales.

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